TOP 3 SLOWEST EXPANSION TEAM TO MAKE FIRST POSTSEASON
People make fun of the 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brad Sham loves to quote head John McKay’s famous postgame quote where a reporter asked the coach about his team’s execution and McKay replied, “I’m all in favor of it.” But the reality is those same Buccaneers, under the same John McKay, played played in the 1979 NFC Championship game.
Their taking 10 seasons just to qualify for their inaugural postseason gives the Houston Texans the third-slowest rate. Only the New Orleans Saints (1967-87) and Atlanta Falcons (1966-78) fared worse.